THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) says the outcome of the petition process is necessary for democracy to thrive as it validates the credibility of an election. And ECZ says it processed nominations based on academic credentials authenticated by bodies mandated to do so because it has no mandate to deal with academic qualifications. Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) recently observed that the failure by the Commission to fully enforce the provisions of the Electoral Code of Conduct contributed to the high number of petitions which had resulted in the nullification of some PF parliamentary seats. But responding to a query, ECZ Corporate Affairs Manager Patricia Luhanga said it was not correct to deduce that election petitions were only due to…...

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